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    In order to effectively extend the capacity of its organization using external partners, Merck & Co., Inc. decided to shift from limited, tactical, piecemeal outsourcing to a strategic outsourcing model. This article summarizes the first five of 10 key elements — or best practices — that were critical for the successful implementation of its strategic partnerships.

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    The first two articles in this series discussed the physical elements of facility design that sponsors look for in their contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) and sponsor requirements for dedicating equipment to GMP operations, equipment redundancy, and immediate disclosure of equipment and facility issues. This article presents solutions to improve transparency during sponsor audits of CDMOs.

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    The FDA recently issued a draft guidance entitled “Quality Considerations for Continuous Manufacturing” in an effort to advance greater predictability for companies adopting CM technology. Specifically, the FDA hopes this draft guidance will support the development and adoption of CM for brand, generic, and over-the-counter drugs.

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